Greenville robber leads police on interstate chase ending in Montgomery crash

Published 11:21 pm Friday, May 10, 2024

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A felony theft in Greenville Friday led law enforcement officers on an interstate highway chase to Montgomery, ultimately resulting in a two-vehicle crash.

Ashton Ford, a 26-year-old Montgomery man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries after the vehicle he was driving crashed into another vehicle in the 3800 block of Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery. Both Ford and the other driver were transported to a local hospital and treated for their injuries.

According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, officers responded to a call from a Greenville business in reference to a felony theft in progress. Responders attempted to pull over the vehicle as it was leaving the area but the driver, later identified as Ford, refused to stop.

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Ford continued driving to Interstate Highway 65 north toward Montgomery. Greenville officers enlisted assistance from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) while continuing the northbound in pursuit.

“The vehicle refused to stop until it struck another vehicle on Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery,” Lovvorn said.

Ford was arrested for felony theft of property in the third degree, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and attempting elude. As of late Friday night, he was still receiving treatment for his injuries and had not yet been transferred to jail.